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RR vs RCB Ball by Ball Commentary

Results
Eliminator, Ahmedabad, May 22, 2024, Indian Premier League, 2024
Rajasthan Royals beat Royal Challengers Bengaluru by 4 wickets

Commentary

6:25 PM IST Right then, we are now down to just three teams who are still in contention for lifting the coveted Indian T20 League trophy, two of which will go head-to-head in a chance to face Kolkata in the Grand Finale on Sunday. It will be a resurgent Rajasthan side going up against a wounded Hyderabad side down south at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai in Qualifier 2 and that is set up to be an enticing encounter. That game will take place on Friday, 24 May and will start at 7.30 pm IST (2 pm GMT) but you can join us a lot sooner for the build-up. Till then, take care and goodbye!
6:23 PM IST Ravichandran Ashwin is the Player of the Match for his fine spell of bowling in the first innings. Ashwin says that they haven't done incredibly well in the last few games, with the batting not firing and they lost some key players as well. Adds that they were a bit rusty chasing the total but having done so, the confidence should be back. Mentions that in the first half of the season, his body wasn't moving well and had an issue with the abdomen as well but now, the body is fine and it is more about the rhythm and he needs a huge amount of bowling time to get into the T20 repetitions. Adds that initially when Trent Boult was bowling, there was some swing and reckons that there wasn't much dew later on as well and the batting was a bit of a mixed-up. Ends by saying that they now have some confident batters and have a class spin attack with Keshav Maharaj on the bench as well and are ready for the next game.
6:22 PM IST Sanju Samson, the skipper of Rajasthan says that cricket is like life, where you will have good and bad days but it is important to bounce back. Lauds the character shown in the field by his team. Credits Kumar Sangakkara and the support staff for doing the homework for the Bengaluru batters. Adds that Ravichandran Ashwin, Avesh Khan and Trent Boult bowled tremendously well. Tells that their batting unit has a good mix of youth and experience. Shares that he was not 100 per cent in this game and there is a bug going around in the dressing room. Further says that they have a travel day and will look to rest well before the next game.
6:16 PM IST The Presentation ceremony...
6:16 PM IST Earlier in the game, Sanju Samson had no hesitation in putting Faf du Plessis and Co into bat first and this decision was welcomed by Trent Boult who bowled a fabulous spell upfront but wasn't quite well supported from the other end by Avesh Khan and Sandeep Sharma. However, as soon as Ravichandran Ashwin came in, he started to make things happen but it was Yuzvendra Chahal who got the big wicket of Virat Kohli and then didn't do much in the game. Bengaluru tried to counter in the middle overs with the likes of Rajat Patidar and Cameron Green but they both also fell and it was Mahipal Lomror who played a vital cameo to get Bengaluru over the 170-run mark. However, this could have been more but Avesh had a dream spell at the death and picked up three wickets to keep the opposition to an under-par total. In reply, Rajasthan couldn't kick on after a fast start but had enough batting to get over the line and live to fight another day.
6:10 PM IST The man who hit the winning runs for Rajasthan, Rovman Powell is down for a quick chat. Powell says that it wasn't a difficult situation and one just needed to get bat to ball and luckily for him, he got a few boundaries away early. Adds that he told Hetmyer to be positive and unfortunately, he couldn't stay on till the end. Mentions that he wanted to have balls in his hand when he came out to bat but lauds the batters for contributing and adds that the first catch was the one that let him get to the rest of the catches and if he had dropped it, it might have made him drop another one. Reckons that sometimes chances come to you really quick and had he put it down, it would have been a good effort. Ends by saying that they haven't quite played their best cricket in the last few games but are looking forward to the clash against Hyderabad.
6:08 PM IST The Bengaluru skipper, Faf du Plessis, says that with the dew coming in, they were a few runs short. Feels that they needed to push more for a few runs to make it a competitive total. Credits his team for fighting till the end. Reckons that with the Impact Player and the dew factor, what used to be a par score earlier isn't par anymore. States when you win only one of your first eight games, the wheels would have fallen off for most teams, but his team did well to win six on the trot. Further says that the boys showed great character, and it is not easy to win six on the bounce.
6:08 PM IST Bengaluru knew they were more than a few runs short and needed wickets upfront inside the Powerplay but it just didn't happen and a few sloppy efforts in the field didn't help either. There was certainly some resurgence in the middle overs as they got a couple of wickets after which Cameron Green bowled a fine spell and got the opposition in a tight spot. A fabulous run out from Virat Kohli further galvanized Bengaluru but soon enough, the runs required were quite low and they needed multiple wickets in an over. Mohammed Siraj got them a couple of wickets in the 18th over but by then, the damage had been done and in the next over, Rovman Powell wiped off the remaining 13 runs and just like that, Bengaluru were dumped out of the competition, just a couple of days or so after sealing a playoff berth in sensational fashion. Also, a big round of applause goes to Dinesh Karthik who had announced at the start of the season that this will be his final Indian T20 League campaign and in him Bengaluru have lost a true finisher and we wish him the best for the next phase of his career.
5:55 PM IST RAJASTHAN ARE HEADING TO CHENNAI! A gut-wrenching win in the end but Rajasthan have managed to get rid of their demons and keep their hopes of making it through to the Final alive. What a remarkable run from Bengaluru though, a sensational six-game winning streak that has ended in heartbreak but winning 9 on the trot to clinch the trophy always seemed a bit too much. This game, however, is all about Rajasthan and them turning a corner given they were on a four-game losing streak but will feel a lot better now. Needing 173 for the win, Rajasthan got off to a rollicking start with boundaries flowing off the bat of Yashasvi Jaiswal and Tom Kohler-Cadmore but then came the slump in the middle overs. Set batters in the form of Jaiswal and Sanju Samson got out and then there was that run-out as well of Dhruv Jurel that created some panic but Riyan Parag got crucial runs away. He too then got out and so did Shimron Hetmyer but Rovman Powell, who seems to be the coolest head in the stadium kept his cool and got the job done in the 19th over.
End of over 1914 runs
RR: 174/6CRR: 9.16
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18.6

Lockie Ferguson to Rovman Powell, 6 runs

SIX! BOOM! Thumped flat and thumped down the ground! Rovman Powell gets the job done for Rajasthan. Ferguson comes up with a slower one and this is much fuller, outside off, Rovman Powell picks the variation out of the hand and waits for the ball to arrive. Smacks it off the middle of the bat and hits it well away from long on for a flat six. Punches the air in delight and a relieved look on the faces of Rajasthan players in the dugout. Rajasthan win by 4 wickets to book their place in Qualifier 2.

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18.5

Lockie Ferguson to Rovman Powell, no run

Make that three dots in a row! Bowls the back-of-the-hand slower delivery, on a hard length, on off and middle, Rovman Powell covers the line of the ball and defends it out with a straight bat.

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18.4

Lockie Ferguson to Rovman Powell, no run

Hits the deck hard again, on middle, Rovman Powell pats it to the right of the bowler. Lockie Ferguson gets around and cuts it off. Two dots on the trot.

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18.3

Lockie Ferguson to Rovman Powell, no run

Bowls it on a back of a length, on off, Rovman Powell slaps it firmly but picks out the man at backward point.

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18.2

Lockie Ferguson to Rovman Powell, 4 runs

FOUR MORE! Another streaky boundary and Rajasthan are nearly there. Just 5 runs away now. Serves it on a good length, angling in, around off, Rovman Powell looks to keep it out with a straight bat. Gets squared up slightly and gets an outside edge that beats the dive of Karn Sharma at short third for four more runs.

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18.1

Lockie Ferguson to Rovman Powell, 4 runs

FOUR! Intentional or not, it does not matter! Rajasthan will take it any which way they come. Full and near the tramline on off, Rovman Powell leaves his bat hanging as he reaches out. It comes off the outside edge and it races past backward point for a boundary.

5:48 PM IST Ravichandran Ashwin is the new batter in. 13 needed now off 12 balls and Lockie Ferguson comes in to bowl the penultimate over.
End of over 186 runs
RR: 160/6CRR: 8.89RRR: 6.50
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17.6

Mohammed Siraj to Shimron Hetmyer, no run

OUT! IN THE AIR AND GONE! Mohammed Siraj with the double strike for Bengaluru! First Riyan Parag and now Shimron Hetmyer, Rajasthan are digging a hole for themselves through their shot selection. Siraj targets the stumps and serves it on a length, Shimron Hetmyer has a wild heave across the line. Gets a top edge that goes very high in the air around the cover region. Faf du Plessis turns around and almost turns a full circle. Keeps his eyes on the ball all the way through and takes it near his chest, falling on his back. The game is far from over yet and Rajasthan will be starting to feel the pressure now.

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17.5

Mohammed Siraj to Rovman Powell, 1 run

Fuller and on off, Rovman Powell digs it out to long on and gets to the other end. Can Siraj finish his spell with a wicket?

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17.4

Mohammed Siraj to Shimron Hetmyer, 1 run

Aerial but safe! Low full toss, on middle, Shimron Hetmyer muscles it away from the crease and it goes on the bounce to deep mid-wicket where Glenn Maxwell cuts it off. A single taken. Can Siraj finish his spell with a wicket?

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17.3

Mohammed Siraj to Rovman Powell, 1 run

Angling in, on middle, fuller in length, Rovman Powell gets rushed slightly but does well to get his bat out in front of the pads and clips it behind square on the leg side for one.

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17.2

Mohammed Siraj to Riyan Parag, no run

OUT! CASTLED! Riyan Parag misses but Mohammed Siraj doesn't! Keeps it full and straight and hurls it with an upright seam, a bit of late inward shape, Riyan Parag stays put and swings across the line. The ball sneaks past the inside edge and rattles into the woodwork. Parag cannot see his side home and has he left the door ajar for Bengaluru?

5:44 PM IST Rovman Powell is the new batter in.
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17.2

Mohammed Siraj to Riyan Parag, 1 run

WIDE! Bowls a bumper, aimed at the helmet of the batter, Riyan Parag arches back slightly and thinks about playing the upper-cut. Decides against it in the end and lets it go. The ball sails over Parag's head for a wide. Bengaluru challenge the wide call but the replays show that it was clearly over the head.

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17.2

Mohammed Siraj to Riyan Parag, 1 run

WIDE! A bit of bat on it and that would have been a boundary. Siraj goes searching for the yorker but slips it down leg, Riyan Parag gets inside the line but misses the tickle. Wide given.

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17.1

Mohammed Siraj to Shimron Hetmyer, 1 run

Gets the yorker in, at the toes, Shimron Hetmyer gets his bat down and squeezes it out to deep backward square leg. Shimron Hetmyer wants to come back for the second but Riyan Parag makes the wise call of sending him back.

End of over 1711 runs
RR: 154/4CRR: 9.06RRR: 6.33
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Yash Dayal:3-0-37-0
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16.6

Yash Dayal to Riyan Parag, no run

Edged but it was the slower one and it falls way short of Dinesh Karthik. Angling across, on a length, Riyan Parag opens up to have a swipe across the line. Gets a feather on it that goes on the bounce to DK behind the wicket.

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16.5

Yash Dayal to Shimron Hetmyer, 1 run

Honing in at the stumps, on a fullish length and slower too, Shimron Hetmyer calmly clips it in front of square on the leg side for one.

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16.4

Yash Dayal to Shimron Hetmyer, 4 runs

FOUR! Not in complete control but Shimron Hetmyer gets back-to-back boundaries! The balance of power completely in Rajasthan's favour. Bowls the back-of-the-hand slower delivery, on a good length, outside off, Shimron Hetmyer goes after it. Gets a thickish outside edge that flies over backward point for a boundary.

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16.3

Yash Dayal to Shimron Hetmyer, 4 runs

FOUR! Hit with immense power and that has raced away! Not the best of options by Dayal with mid off inside the circle. Too full and on off, Shimron Hetmyer hits through the line and drills to the left of mid off for a boundary.

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16.2

Yash Dayal to Riyan Parag, 1 run

Loopy, dipping, slower delivery, on middle and leg, Riyan Parag takes it on the full and swipes it to deep mid-wicket even as the bottom hand comes off the bat. A single taken.

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16.1

Yash Dayal to Shimron Hetmyer, 1 run

Dayal begins from over the wicket and goes into the wicket straight away, around off, Shimron Hetmyer waits for the slower delivery and drags the pull on the bounce to deep mid-wicket for one.

End of over 1617 runs
RR: 143/4CRR: 8.94RRR: 7.50
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15.6

Cameron Green to Riyan Parag, no run

A couple of dots by Green to get out of the over. Rajasthan get 17 runs off the over and they have got the big over they were after. This is on a back of a length, on off, Riyan Parag rolls his wrists and controls the pull to mid-wicket.

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15.5

Cameron Green to Riyan Parag, no run

Digs it in short again does Green, on off, Riyan Parag hops back and stabs it down solidly with a straight bat.

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15.4

Cameron Green to Riyan Parag, 4 runs

FOUR! Clever, very clever! Brilliant game awareness from Parag. Green bangs it on a hard length, at pace, on off, Riyan Parag waits on it as he stays leg side of the ball. Uses the pace of the ball and ramps it past short third to pick up a boundary. 17 runs off the first four balls.

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15.3

Cameron Green to Riyan Parag, 6 runs

SIX! Clean as a whistle and it looks like the two batters have decided to take down Green. Errs in length does Green as serves a slower one, on a length, on the off-stump line, Riyan Parag backs away and gives himself room. Spanks it over cover and deposits it into the stands for a biggie.

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15.2

Cameron Green to Shimron Hetmyer, 1 run

Fuller in length, Shimron Hetmyer eases it down to long on for a single.

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15.1

Cameron Green to Shimron Hetmyer, 6 runs

SIX! Shimron Hetmyer gets the distance! Green takes pace off and angles it across from over the wicket, on a shortish length, Shimron Hetmyer shapes up to muscle it over long on. Gets high on the bat but gets enough to clear long on for a maximum. Best possible start to the over for Rajasthan. Can they convert this one into a big score?

End of over 1511 runs
RR: 126/4CRR: 8.40RRR: 9.40
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14.6

Mohammed Siraj to Shimron Hetmyer, 1 run

Good length on leg stump, flicked away through square leg for a run.

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14.6

Mohammed Siraj to Shimron Hetmyer, 1 run

WIDE! Just a bit too high. Brings out the slower bumper now, bowling it outside off, Shimron Hetmyer leaves it alone as the ball lobs over his head.

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14.5

Mohammed Siraj to Shimron Hetmyer, 4 runs

FOUR! Not in control but gets enough on it. A quick short ball at the batter but just a bit too straight, Shimron Hetmyer goes after it and gets a top edge that flies down to fine leg for a boundary.

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14.4

Mohammed Siraj to Riyan Parag, 1 run

Angling in, on a length, Riyan Parag drags the slog off the inside half of the bat to deep mid-wicket for a single.

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14.3

Mohammed Siraj to Riyan Parag, 2 runs

Oh, dear! Rajasthan almost gave another wicket away and Riyan Parag would have certainly been at fault there. Full and straight, looking for the inswinging yorker, Riyan Parag manages to jam it out wide of long on and Shimron Hetmyer calls for two right away. However, Parag denies it and Hetmyer is almost down at the other end when Parag finally starts running. The throw comes in at the keeper's end which is the right one but is well wide and Parag is safe.

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14.2

Mohammed Siraj to Shimron Hetmyer, 1 run

A slower bumper now, angling across from leg stump, Shimron Hetmyer gets a bit low, leaving his bat hanging but does well to angle it away towards deep backward square leg for one more.

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14.1

Mohammed Siraj to Riyan Parag, 1 run

On a good length around off and angling back in, Riyan Parag punches it off the front foot and down to long off for a single.

5:20 PM IST Strategic break! A potential game-changing effort from Virat Kohli has lifted Bengaluru's spirits and it came just at the right time as a steady partnership was building for Rajasthan. Cameron Green has produced a stellar spell so far but he has only one over remaining, leaving others to step up to the plate in the remaining phase of the game. As for Rajasthan, they require 58 runs off the last 6 overs which is pretty gettable in this day and age. With Rovman Powell still left in the shed, Rajasthan will be confident enough to get the job done but a lot will rest on the shoulders of Riyan Parag. Mohammed Siraj (2-0-16-0) returns to the attack.
End of over 144 runs
RR: 115/4CRR: 8.21RRR: 9.66
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13.6

Cameron Green to Riyan Parag, 1 run

Just four runs and a wicket off that over and Cameron Green is bowling a seemingly game-changing spell here. Hard length around off stump, Riyan Parag uses his wrists to play it through mid on and pick up a single.

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13.5

Cameron Green to Shimron Hetmyer, 1 run

Back of a length and around off, punched away off the back foot and straight down the ground for one more by Shimron Hetmyer.

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13.4

Cameron Green to Shimron Hetmyer, no run

Dug in a bit short and outside off stump, Shimron Hetmyer chops the ball down towards point.

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13.3

Cameron Green to Riyan Parag, 1 run

On the shorter side again and angling in, Riyan Parag punches it off the back foot and down to long on for a single.

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13.2

Cameron Green to Riyan Parag, no run

Slower short ball around off stump, Riyan Parag stays back and defends it on the leg side.

5:16 PM IST Shimron Hetmyer comes in as the Impact Player for Rajasthan. Yuzvendra Chahal has been subbed out.
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13.1

Cameron Green to Riyan Parag, 1 run

OUT! RUN OUT! It is a Virat Kohli special in the field! Cameron Green strides in and bowls it short over middle stump, Riyan Parag gets on top of the bounce and pulls it firmly in front of square on the leg side. Kohli who is standing at deep square leg, runs around to his left and covers a fair bit of distance but it still should have been an easy two. The batters just stutter for a moment and that has cost them as Kohli fires in a bullet of a throw at the bowler's end. Green collects it and almost makes a mess of it while dislodging the bails but the replays show that the ball wasn't completely out of his hand and it is fair run out with Jurel's bat having nothing inside the popping crease. Another twist in the game!

5:13 PM IST Is that out? Bengaluru think they have got their man but Cameron Green does not look as convinced as others. Did the ball slip out of his hands while disturbing the stumps? No, it does not look like and one of the replays shows that Dhruv Jurel might be just short. The third umpire looks at another angle and concludes that Jurel is indeed short of his crease. The Ahmedabad crowd goes wild as OUT flashes on the big screen.
End of over 1311 runs
RR: 111/3CRR: 8.54RRR: 8.85
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12.6

Lockie Ferguson to Riyan Parag, 1 run

Good length around off and angling in, Riyan Parag plants his front leg across and punches it sweetly to deep cover for a single.

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12.5

Lockie Ferguson to Riyan Parag, no run

Just back of a length and on a tight line around off stump, Riyan Parag is late on the shot and gets an inside edge onto the thigh pad.

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12.4

Lockie Ferguson to Riyan Parag, 6 runs

SIX! Riyan Parag has crunched that with the new bat. Banged in short around off, a bit of a slower ball, Parag waits for it well and smashes it away over deep mid-wicket for a maximum right after changing his bat.

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12.3

Lockie Ferguson to Dhruv Jurel, 1 run

On the shorter side and wide of the off stump, Dhruv Jurel plays it late and the ball goes quickly off the blade down to third man for a single.

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12.2

Lockie Ferguson to Dhruv Jurel, no run

Back of a length and aimed in at the body, Dhruv Jurel fails to work it off the hips and it will be a dot ball.

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12.1

Lockie Ferguson to Riyan Parag, 3 runs

Excellent work in the deep but the batters do well to pick up three runs. Pitched up, quite full and on off stump, Riyan Parag waits a bit before hammering the ball away wide of sweeper cover. Mahipal Lomror runs to his right and puts in a big dive but the ball gets deflected away from him which allows an extra run.

5:07 PM IST Change? Yes, Lockie Ferguson (2-0-12-1) has been brought back into the attack.
End of over 122 runs
RR: 100/3CRR: 8.33RRR: 9.12
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11.6

Cameron Green to Dhruv Jurel, no run

That in-between length, around off stump and angling in, Dhruv Jurel hops on the back foot and just blocks it to the right of the deck.

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11.5

Cameron Green to Riyan Parag, 1 run

Back of a length and outside off, takes pace off this time, Riyan Parag waits back and just angles it down to third man for a single.

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11.4

Cameron Green to Riyan Parag, no run

A huge appeal from the bowler for caught behind and right at the buzzer, Faf du Plessis does review it. Another fine bumper from Cameron Green as he comes from wider of the crease and bangs it in right around the helmet. Riyan Parag looks to take it on but is beaten for pace and bounce and Dinesh Karthik pouches it well behind the stumps. Doesn't look to be bat involved on the first replay and UltraEdge confirms the same. This is a crucial and tricky phase of play for both sides now.

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11.3

Cameron Green to Riyan Parag, no run

Full and honing in on the stumps, Riyan Parag jams the ball back out and Cameron Green does well to get a big right hand on it on the followthrough.

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11.2

Cameron Green to Dhruv Jurel, 1 run

Slightly back of a length and angled into the body, Dhruv Jurel tucks it off his hips down to deep backward square leg for a run.

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11.1

Cameron Green to Dhruv Jurel, no run

A well-directed bumper, gets it over middle and at a good height as well, Dhruv Jurel ducks under it well.

End of over 1113 runs
RR: 98/3CRR: 8.91RRR: 8.33
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10.6

Karn Sharma to Dhruv Jurel, 1 run

This is floated up quite full on off and middle, Dhruv Jurel punches it down to long off for another single.

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10.5

Karn Sharma to Riyan Parag, 1 run

Tossed up outside off, hit away through extra cover for a single by Parag.

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10.5

Karn Sharma to Riyan Parag, 1 run

WIDE! A bit quicker through the air and wide of off stump, turning away and left alone for a wide.

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10.4

Karn Sharma to Riyan Parag, no run

Tossed up around off stump, Riyan Parag pushes it out on the off side.

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10.3

Karn Sharma to Riyan Parag, 4 runs

FOUR! Nicely done by Riyan Parag but it was quite risky as well. Floated up around middle and leg, Parag gets inside the line of the ball, waits for it and just laps it very fine for a boundary.

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10.2

Karn Sharma to Dhruv Jurel, 1 run

On the pads again and this is worked off the back foot into the leg side for a single.

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10.1

Karn Sharma to Dhruv Jurel, 4 runs

FOUR! A statement shot from Dhruv Jurel first up. Short ball on middle, it is the googly and doesn't get high enough, Jurel rocks back and pulls it with fine timing in front of square leg and picks up a boundary.

4:56 PM IST Dhruv Jurel makes his way out to the centre.
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10.1

Karn Sharma to Sanju Samson, 1 run

OUT! STUMPED! Oh, that is catastrophic for Rajasthan and the skipper has thrown his wicket away. Karn Sharma tosses this one up a bit fuller and wide of the off stump and not completely full. The ball further turns away as it is the regular leg-break and Sanju Samson comes down the pitch, backing away and looks to go inside out which makes it even more difficult for him to reach the ball. Samson ends up running past it and Dinesh Karthik is lightning quick to take off the bails. Bengaluru back in the game in the blink of an eye.

End of over 105 runs
RR: 85/2CRR: 8.50RRR: 8.80
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9.6

Cameron Green to Sanju Samson, 1 run

Attacks the stumps does Green with a length delivery, Sanju Samson flicks it off his pads to deep mid-wicket and keeps the strike. End of a successful over for Green and Bengaluru. They need to build on this over with Rajasthan needing 88 runs from 60 balls.

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9.5

Cameron Green to Riyan Parag, 1 run

Digs it in short, over middle, Riyan Parag shapes up for the pull but misses it off the toe-end. The ball dribbles in front of mid-wicket and the batters cross over for a quick single.

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9.4

Cameron Green to Sanju Samson, 1 run

Takes pace off slightly and bowls it fuller, on middle, Sanju Samson waits and knocks it down to long on for a run.

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9.3

Cameron Green to Riyan Parag, 1 run

Angling in from over the wicket, on the pads, on a length, Riyan Parag clips it through backward square leg and opens his account with a single.

4:51 PM IST Riyan Parag is in at number 4.
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9.2

Cameron Green to Yashasvi Jaiswal, no run

OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Bengaluru go up in unison but the umpire is unmoved! Dinesh Karthik is convinced that Yashasvi Jaiswal nicked it and Faf du Plessis takes the review. Green lands this around the off-stump line, on a hard length, Yashasvi Jaiswal moves away to the off side and crouches to scoop it past short fine leg but misses. However, the UltraEdge shows a spike as the ball is next to the gloves and the on-field decision will be overturned. A timely breakthrough for Bengaluru as Cameron Green makes an instant impact with the ball.

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9.1

Cameron Green to Sanju Samson, 1 run

Too straight from Green to start with, on a back of a length, Sanju Samson whips it to deep backward square leg for a single.

End of over 96 runs
RR: 80/1CRR: 8.89RRR: 8.45
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8.6

Karn Sharma to Sanju Samson, 1 run

This is flatter and shorter, on off, Sanju Samson uses the depth of the crease and plays it down to long off for one.

1
8.5

Karn Sharma to Yashasvi Jaiswal, 1 run

Offers flight, full and on leg, Yashasvi Jaiswal flicks it through square leg and gets one more single.

1
8.4

Karn Sharma to Sanju Samson, 1 run

Shorter and quicker, on middle, punched down to long on for a single.

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8.3

Karn Sharma to Yashasvi Jaiswal, 1 run

Drags the length back and bowls it around the pads, Yashasvi Jaiswal clips it off the back foot to deep mid-wicket. They cross.

1
8.2

Karn Sharma to Sanju Samson, 1 run

Tosses it up, full and turning away, Sanju Samson frees his arms and drills it in front of square on the off side. Mahipal Lomror covers good ground to his right and restricts the batters to just a single. Hang on, the replays show that Samson was lazy to get back in and was not facing the ball while returning. Had the throw been near the stumps, things would have been interesting there.

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8.1

Karn Sharma to Yashasvi Jaiswal, 1 run

Starts with a full delivery, at 86.7 kph, on middle, Yashasvi Jaiswal presses forward and gets his bat out in front to clip it wide of long on. Virat Kohli runs around to his left and keeps it down to one.

4:41 PM IST Strategic break! Well then, just like Qualifier 1, an under-par total is proving relatively harmless for the chasing side and with the dew well set in, Rajasthan are in command right now. Bengaluru did have chances to get more wickets but have been well under their best on the field and Yashasvi Jaiswal has made sure to keep the boundaries flowing. Bengaluru need wickets in a heap in the next 4-5 overs if they are to have a chance at winning this game but for now, Rajasthan seem to be well ahead. Let's see if things change or not in the middle phase.
End of over 810 runs
RR: 74/1CRR: 9.25RRR: 8.25
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7.6

Lockie Ferguson to Yashasvi Jaiswal, 1 run

Gets the yorker wrong does Ferguson and slips in a low full toss, on middle, clipped through mid-wicket for a single by Jaiswal. Another good over for Rajasthan, 10 runs off it.

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7.5

Lockie Ferguson to Yashasvi Jaiswal, 2 runs

Yashasvi Jaiswal calls for two and gets it! Hurls it on a back of a length, outside off, Yashasvi Jaiswal rides the bounce well and punches it to the right of deep point. Jaiswal takes on the arm of Virat Kohli in the deep. He has to put the after-burners on for the second run but makes it safely in the end.

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7.4

Lockie Ferguson to Sanju Samson, 1 run

Honing in at the stumps, on a good length, Sanju Samson turns this one square on the leg side for one.

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7.3

Lockie Ferguson to Yashasvi Jaiswal, 1 run

Short of a length now by Ferguson, on off, Yashasvi Jaiswal steers it down to deep third and rotates the strike.

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7.2

Lockie Ferguson to Yashasvi Jaiswal, 4 runs

FOUR! Streaky but they all count! Angling away, on a good length, at 147 kph, Yashasvi Jaiswal throws his hands at it and gets an outside edge that races into the deep third fence for a boundary.

1
7.1

Lockie Ferguson to Sanju Samson, 1 run

Serves it around off, on a back of a length, Sanju Samson dabs it down to deep third for a single.

End of over 717 runs
RR: 64/1CRR: 9.14RRR: 8.38
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6.6

Swapnil Singh to Yashasvi Jaiswal, 4 runs

FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries for Yashasvi Jaiswal but this is not great bowling either. Too short, too wide on off by Swapnil, Yashasvi Jaiswal shuffles across a bit to get to the ball and cuts it past backward point for four more runs. Bengaluru needed to squeeze in a quiet over after Lockie Ferguson's wicket-taking over but instead, it goes for 17 runs.

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6.5

Swapnil Singh to Yashasvi Jaiswal, 4 runs

FOUR! Width offered and Yashasvi Jaiswal cashes in! Swapnil slants it across the left-hander, on a length, outside off, Yashasvi Jaiswal reaches out and slaps it in front of square on off side for a boundary. Swapnil has not got his line right so far.

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6.4

Swapnil Singh to Sanju Samson, 1 run

Gives the ball air and bowls it full, on off, Sanju Samson presses forward and eases it to long off for one.

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6.3

Swapnil Singh to Yashasvi Jaiswal, 1 run

Keeps it on a nagging length, on middle, tucked through mid-wicket for a run.

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6.2

Swapnil Singh to Sanju Samson, 1 run

Sliding on with the arm, short and on middle, Sanju Samson pushes it with a straight bat and beats the dive of Karn Sharma at a straightish mid-wicket for one.

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6.1

Swapnil Singh to Sanju Samson, 6 runs

SIX! Short and this has been dispatched. A half-tracker from Swapnil Singh and the line is too straight as well, Sanju Samson gets on the back foot and does not keep it along the ground. Pulls it over deep mid-wicket for a maximum.

End of over 62 runs
RR: 47/1CRR: 7.83RRR: 9
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5.6

Lockie Ferguson to Yashasvi Jaiswal, no run

Excellent over from Lockie Ferguson to close out the Powerplay. A wicket and just 2 runs off it. Attacks the stumps with a good-length delivery, Yashasvi Jaiswal firms the drive without much foot movement but can't get it past the bowler. At the end of the Powerplay, Rajasthan are 47/1.

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5.5

Lockie Ferguson to Sanju Samson, 1 run

Angling in, on a back of a length, on middle, Sanju Samson tucks it through square leg and opens his account with a single.

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5.4

Lockie Ferguson to Sanju Samson, no run

Serves it on a back of a length, top of off, Sanju Samson covers the line of the ball and defends it out solidly.

4:28 PM IST Skipper, Sanju Samson comes in at number 3.
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5.3

Lockie Ferguson to Tom Kohler-Cadmore, no run

OUT! TIMBER! Lockie Ferguson breaks through for Bengaluru and Glenn Maxwell will be a relieved man. Nails the yorker right at the base of the off stump but does not offer any pace on it as he rolls his fingers over the ball. Tom Kohler-Cadmore fails to pick the slower one and gets deceived completely as the ball dips and scoots under the bat. The ball goes through to hit the base of the off stump and the Bengaluru fans in Ahmedabad have found their voices again. Bengaluru will be hoping that one brings two for them here.

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5.2

Lockie Ferguson to Yashasvi Jaiswal, 1 run

Dishes it out on a hard length, on off, Yashasvi Jaiswal dabs it wide of point off the back foot and gets to the other end.

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5.1

Lockie Ferguson to Yashasvi Jaiswal, no run

Lockie Ferguson gets away with it! A grunt of 'no' as Yashasvi Jaiswal feels he missed out and rightly so. Juicy low full toss, on the pads, there to be put away, Yashasvi Jaiswal flicks it straight to mid-wicket.

End of over 510 runs
RR: 45/0CRR: 9.00RRR: 8.53
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4.6

Yash Dayal to Tom Kohler-Cadmore, 4 runs

FOUR! Picks the gap to perfection. Slower one, bowled slightly back of a length around off and sitting up nicely, Tom Kohler-Cadmore waits well and just punches it sweetly between covers and mid off for yet another boundary.

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4.5

Yash Dayal to Tom Kohler-Cadmore, no run

A bit fuller and outside off, Tom Kohler-Cadmore drives it away to covers.

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4.4

Yash Dayal to Tom Kohler-Cadmore, 4 runs

FOUR! Tom Kohler-Cadmore making full use of the life he got a few balls earlier and he looks like a spitting image of Jos Buttler at times. Banged in short and at the batter, TKC backs away and pulls it like a tennis forehand smash and well wide of deep mid-wicket for a boundary.

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4.3

Yash Dayal to Tom Kohler-Cadmore, no run

Slower one, bowled full and straight, dipping as well, Tom Kohler-Cadmore waits well before blocking it back to the bowler.

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4.2

Yash Dayal to Yashasvi Jaiswal, 1 run

Full and straight, pushed away to mid on for a single.

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4.1

Yash Dayal to Tom Kohler-Cadmore, 1 run

DROPPED! Look away Glenn Maxwell fans, look away! Yash Dayal bowls it short over the middle stump, Tom Kohler-Cadmore with a nothing pull shot and he hits it flat towards deep square leg where Maxwell moves to his left and spills an easy catch. No one can believe it and Maxwell's evening keeps getting worse. The batters get a single.

End of over 413 runs
RR: 35/0CRR: 8.75RRR: 8.62
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3.6

Mohammed Siraj to Yashasvi Jaiswal, no run

Pitches it up around middle, Yashasvi Jaiswal gets on the front foot and drives it straight back. The ball deflects off the bowler's hand and goes to mid on. 13 off that over and now Rajasthan have started taking control of the game.

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3.5

Mohammed Siraj to Yashasvi Jaiswal, 4 runs

FOUR! Oh, that is sloppy work in the deep and already we have seen a couple of fielding errors because of the dew. Short ball, angled in at the batter's helmet, Yashasvi Jaiswal does well to get his hands out in front and pulls it down to deep backward square leg. Swapnil Singh slides across to his left there and just spills the ball onto the ropes.

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3.4

Mohammed Siraj to Yashasvi Jaiswal, no run

Pitched up on off and middle, Yashasvi Jaiswal solidly blocks it on the off side.

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3.3

Mohammed Siraj to Tom Kohler-Cadmore, 1 run

Short of a length and banged in over middle stump, Tom Kohler-Cadmore looks to pull off the back foot but gets it off the inner half of the bat past square leg for one run.

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3.2

Mohammed Siraj to Tom Kohler-Cadmore, 4 runs

FOUR! Two in two for Tom Kohler-Cadmore and this has been creamed away. Siraj goes full in search of swing but overcooks it, around off, Tom Kohler-Cadmore extends his arms and nails the drive through covers for four more runs.

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3.1

Mohammed Siraj to Tom Kohler-Cadmore, 4 runs

FOUR! The timing on that one was phenomenal. Not a bad delivery at all as Siraj bowls it fractionally short angling it into middle and leg, Tom Kohler-Cadmore just works it away and the ball races past a diving Faf du Plessis at wide mid on for another boundary.

End of over 316 runs
RR: 22/0CRR: 7.33RRR: 8.88
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2.6

Yash Dayal to Yashasvi Jaiswal, 4 runs

FOUR! Intentional from Yashasvi Jaiswal and 16 runs come off that over. Short and outside off, Jaiswal just dabs it late and gets it well wide of Cameron Green at first slip for a boundary, the fourth of the over.

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2.5

Yash Dayal to Yashasvi Jaiswal, 4 runs

FOUR! That is a spanking cover drive and Yashasvi Jaiswal is shifting gears here. Full and outside off, Jaiswal gets on the front foot and hammers it through covers for a boundary.

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2.4

Yash Dayal to Yashasvi Jaiswal, no run

Short and wide again, Yashasvi Jaiswal slashes at it but misses.

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2.3

Yash Dayal to Yashasvi Jaiswal, 4 runs

FOUR! Much more controlled from Yashasvi Jaiswal. Short of a length and outside off, Jaiswal gets under the ball and manages to cut it over backward point for a nice boundary.

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2.2

Yash Dayal to Yashasvi Jaiswal, 4 runs

FOUR! Off the edge and goes through the hands of Cameron Green. Length ball outside off stump, Yashasvi Jaiswal goes at it with hard hands and gets a thick outside edge. The ball flies quickly and wide of the keeper and Green springs to his right at what is a widish and deepish first slip but the ball bursts through his hands. Green chases it down and pulls the ball back in but not before the ball touches the ropes.

0
2.1

Yash Dayal to Yashasvi Jaiswal, no run

Starts from over the stumps and pitches it up around off stump looking for some swing, Yashasvi Jaiswal hits it on the up but straight to the point fielder.

4:11 PM IST The hero of the final over in the last game against Chennai, Yash Dayal comes on to bowl.
End of over 24 runs
RR: 6/0CRR: 3.00RRR: 9.27
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1.6

Mohammed Siraj to Yashasvi Jaiswal, 1 run

In the air but wide of third man and doesn't carry either. Mohammed Siraj just drags the length back and offers width, Yashasvi Jaiswal goes after it but slashes it away wide of third man for a single.

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1.5

Mohammed Siraj to Tom Kohler-Cadmore, 1 run

Leg bye! Just a tad full and angled in at the pads, Tom Kohler-Cadmore fails to flick it away and the ball thuds into the pads rolling away to square leg for a leg bye.

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1.4

Mohammed Siraj to Tom Kohler-Cadmore, no run

On a hard length now and angled into the body, Tom Kohler-Cadmore wrists it just to the right of mid on where Faf du Plessis is quick to get onto the ball and fires in a throw at the bowler's end to keep Yashasvi Jaiswal honest.

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1.3

Mohammed Siraj to Yashasvi Jaiswal, 1 run

Keeps bowling it really full and tries to swing it back into the off stump, Yashasvi Jaiswal punches it off the toe end of the bat to mid off and picks up a quick single.

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1.2

Mohammed Siraj to Tom Kohler-Cadmore, 1 run

Full and wide of the off stump this time, Tom Kohler-Cadmore goes after it and ends up slicing it away to third man for just a single.

0
1.1

Mohammed Siraj to Tom Kohler-Cadmore, no run

Starts off with a fuller delivery at 137 clicks around off stump and just shaping away a touch, Tom Kohler-Cadmore stays deep in the crease and drives it away straight to covers.

4:06 PM IST It will be Mohammed Siraj to steam in from the other end. A slip in place to start with.
End of over 12 runs
RR: 2/0CRR: 2.00RRR: 9
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0.6

Swapnil Singh to Yashasvi Jaiswal, no run

A dot to end and that's a tidy start from Swapnil Singh, just two runs off the first over of the chase. Bowls it flatter again and on a length around off stump, Yashasvi Jaiswal goes on the back foot and punches it gently towards mid off.

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0.5

Swapnil Singh to Tom Kohler-Cadmore, 1 run

On the shorter side and angled into the batter, Tom Kohler-Cadmore plays it off the back foot and flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a run. TKC is off the mark as well.

0
0.4

Swapnil Singh to Tom Kohler-Cadmore, no run

Fractionally short and on the off stump, Tom Kohler-Cadmore punches it away to the right of short cover where Faf du Plessis throws himself across the turf and pounces on the ball.

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0.3

Swapnil Singh to Yashasvi Jaiswal, 1 run

A bit of yes and no but eventually, Yashasvi Jaiswal and Rajasthan are off the mark. Nagging length, pushed quickly across the left-hander, Jaiswal looks to cut but the ball goes off the outside edge to backward point and they get across for a single.

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0.2

Swapnil Singh to Yashasvi Jaiswal, no run

Pushed through a bit flatter and around off again, Yashasvi Jaiswal stays compact in his crease and plays it away to mid off.

0
0.1

Swapnil Singh to Yashasvi Jaiswal, no run

Starts off from around the stumps and tosses it up nicely, full and around off stump, Yashasvi Jaiswal leans on well and strokes it to mid off.

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